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Hiawatha, Aug. 29, '01
My dear Dooley,
I have just written to
Sanborn - on his new little book
on Emerson - and told him who
you were & that I should send
these enclosures to you. He is in
his 71st & I in my 70th year.
We were in College together & became
friends because we read & listened to
Emerson & Parker. Almost no one did
in those days, in their native towns.
Sanborn still writes for the Springfield
Republican, and, from a radical in re-
ligion & politics, has become a Dem't,
and anti-imp. &c. But he is good & true.
I read no novels, but I read the Crisis
and liked it. If our children are to learn
anything about the Civil War they must
learn it from Novels. "Historians" and
publishers all want to please North and
South. John Fiske did; my friend John
Ropes acquired a Southern squint. I
think a man must be an anti-slavery
man in order to be able to understand
that period. - They say Col. Nelson has owned
the Times three months. I do not know;
but it has become an excellent
D. W. Wilder.
D. W. Wilder,
Judge A. H. Dooley,